On Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice couldn’t keep quiet any longer about her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga’s relationship. The tension boiled into an ugly confrontation. According to UsMagazine.com, the main issue was that Gorga said she’d leave her husband if a richer man came along. Giudice then accused her sister-in-law of ruining her relationship with her brother, Joe Gorga.
What do you do if family members start to come in between you and your partner?
As much as we love them, family members tend to get over involved in our relationships. Here are some ways to get them to back off a bit:
1. Don’t give out too much information: Though lying to your family is never a good idea, if you don’t want them to get too involved with your love life, only tell them what they need to know.
2. Tell them you can take care of yourself: When your family tries to get too involved in your business, it’s okay to say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
3. Get them to see the situation from your point of view: Chances are the family members getting too close for comfort into your love life would want you to get into theirs. Politely remind them of that.
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